Philly Inquirer Celebrates Patients with Facial Differences

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July 17, 2013 — The inaugural “Best Friends Bash” brought together patients from the Craniofacial Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with dogs treated for similar conditions by the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

For the kids and teens that have had facial reconstruction surgeries, meeting pets who have gone through similar experiences can be a comfort.

The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Craniofacial Program patients Robert Walton and Trevor Larys, along with Scott Bartlett, MD, attending surgeon and chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at CHOP. Read the full story to get to know these amazing patients and their furry friends »